ACE Courses & Independent Study

"Engagement in this sense is not just a proxy for learning but a fundamental purpose of education."- Lee Shulman, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  

Academic Civic Engagement at Carleton College is an approach to education focusing on community-based learning, community-based research, and service learning.

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Applied ACE

Spring 2018

  • Sustainable Development
    This course is designed to give students the ability to recognize and address sustainable development issues in any context.
  • Statistical Consulting
    Students will apply their statistical knowledge by analyzing data problems solicited from the Northfield community. Students will also learn basic consulting skills, including communication and ethics.
  • The Ethics of Civic Engagement
  • Visions and Visionaries: An Introduction to Visual Communication Analysis and Media Archeology
    This course, focusing on both theory and practice, will provide Spanish students interested in the representation of global issues, social movements, and activism the opportunity to explore the field of visual communication.
  • West African Drum Ensemble
    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and an African approach to musical training in order to learn and perform rhythms and songs from West Africa.
  • Pre-Student Teaching Practicum: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
    The course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for helping secondary teachers learn to provide specific instructional support for secondary readers.
  • Methods of Social Research
    The course is concerned with social scientific inquiry and explanation, particularly with reference to sociology and anthropology. Topics covered include research design, data collection, and analysis of data.
  • FOCUS Sophomore Colloquium
    This colloquium is designed for sophomore students participating in the Focusing on Cultivating Scientists program. It will provide an opportunity to participate in STEM-based projects on campus and in the community.
  • Environment and Society
    This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to a number of the pressing environmental changes currently facing human societies around the world.
  • Gender, Globalization and War
    This course examines the relationship between globalization, gender and militarism to understand how globalization and militarism are gendered, and processes through which gender becomes globalized and militarized.
  • Geology of Soils
    The study of soil formation, and physical and chemical properties of soils especially as related to geomorphology and land use. Laboratories and field trips will emphasize how to describe and interpret soils.
  • Intermediate German
    Continuation of the study of basic structural patterns of the German language, and the reading and discussion of longer texts, films, and other media from German-speaking cultures.
  • Educational Studies Senior Seminar
    This is a research and design seminar for educational studies concentrators. It focuses on a contemporary issue in American education.

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Theoretical ACE

Spring 2018

  • The Ethics of Civic Engagement
    In this course, students will discuss the ethical questions that arise when they engage with others in research, service, organizing, or policy work.
  • Mapping the World Before Mercator
    Students will examine the functions and forms of medieval European and Islamic maps and then look closely at the continuities and transformations in map-making during the period of European exploration.
  • Educational Studies Senior Seminar
    This is a research and design seminar for educational studies concentrators. It focuses on a contemporary issue in American education.
  • Democracy and Dictatorship
    An introduction to the array of different democratic and authoritarian political institutions in both developing and developed countries.
  • Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Participatory Video
    Students will understand how to produce an effective short participatory video, and learn practical tools and techniques used in visual persuasion—an essential learning outcome for an era in which video/image consumption is growing exponentially.

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